How about a Crochet A Long?

Is anyone interested in doing a crochet a long? I don’t crochet a lot, but Alicia does. I think she crochets in her sleep. She loves trying new stitches and writing her own patterns. She said that she would love doing a Crocheting A long. We do need some ideas of what would you like to make? Would you like to learn to crochetIs anyone interested in doing a crochet a long? I don’t crochet a lot, but Alicia does. I think she crochets in her sleep. She loves trying new stitches and writing her own patterns. She said that she would love doing a Crocheting A long. We do need some ideas of what would you like to make? Would you like to learn to crochet? This is a great time to give it a try.

Alicia and her Shawl made by her.

scarf

I am putting one of her blankets here for you to try.

Almost Reversible Blanket

 By Hooked2yarn

This blanket is about 43×43 but gauge doesn’t really matter you can make it as big or little as you’d like.

I used 2 skiens of each pink, purple and white Red Hart WW yarn and an “I” hook, but one color at a time. 

Stitches to know:

SC=single crochet

DC=double crochet

Herringbone=YO, insert hook into indicated stitch, YO pull through and pull through 1st loop on hook (you may have to twist your hook), YO pull through last 2 loops on hook.

Color change, change color with the last stitch of the row.

Special note: Ch1 at the beginning does not count as stitch.

Row 1) CA (color A) ch110, or an even number to make the size you would like.

Row 2) This will be the right side of the blanket. Working in the back humps (these are the bumps on the back side of the chain) sc in 2nd hump, *dc in next hump, sc in next hump*, repeat to the end. You should end with 109 stitches ending in sc and change to color B. (109 stitches) Turn

Row 3) CB ch1, herringbone stitch (YO, insert hook into indicated stitch, YO pull through and pull through 1st loop on hook (you may have to twist your hook), YO pull through last 2 loops on hook, in same stitch as ch1. Herringbone in each stitch across. Change to color C. (109 stitches) Turn.

Row 4) CC, ch1, sc in same stitch, *dc in next stitch, sc in next stitch* repeat to end. Change to color B. (109 stitches). Turn

Row 5) Repeat row 3

Row 6) CA, ch1, sc in same stitch, *dc in next stitch, sc in next stitch*, repeat to end. Change color to color B (109 stitches). Turn

Row 7) Repeat row 3

8)

Row  Repeat row 4

Repeat rows 6 – 8 until the blanket measures 43×43.

After the last CA row has been worked change to CB, sc to end, DO NOT TURN. Work 3sc in last stitch, turn to work sc down the side, in last stitch work 3 sc, turn to work bottom, sc in each stitch to end, work 3sc in last stitch, turn and work 3sc on last side. Join w/ a slip stitch and fasten off. Weave in any ends.

This is a free pattern, please do not sell this pattern or pass it off as your own. You have permission to sell anything made with this pattern, however I ask that you mention you got it from onecreativefamily@wordpress.com Have fun and think about a Crochet A Long.

Need a little advice here.

About 2 yrs ago I picked up some fabric I fell in love with. I just haven’t found a quilt pattern to show off this fabric. The colors and designs. Any suggestions?

I have been trying to decide on something special to show off the colors and design. Will have to keep looking unless someone has some ideas. If not a quilt then what would you use?

Tonight I have 7 more bowl cozies to make and LOTS of Peanut Brittle. But that is ok I should have it done in 2 full days of candy making. May have to throw in a few chocolate candies also.

What have you been working on lately?

Cand making

I am spending today making Peanut brittle. I need to make about 4 lbs of Pecan brittle, 5 lbs of Jalapeno Pecan Brittle, 5 lbs of Peanut brittle, and 3lbs of Jalapeno Brittle. all by the 20th of this month. Today I have made 3lbs of Jalapeno Pecan Brittle and working on Jalapeno Peanut Brittle. I think I can get the Jalapeno Peanut finished today.

Then tonight I will be making bowl cozies.

This evening and tonight I will be making bowl cozies for the sale. Seems like I didn’t have enough sports related cozies. So KC Chiefs, KC Royals, and Sporting KC, football, baseball, and Soccer. Mary(daughter) sold what I had and as I am not a lover of sports didn’t know about Sporting KC and hubby had to show me the fabric. Nice of him.

Hubby does intarsia and made this Tomb of the Unknown Soldier,

he had made 2 of them and we sold one. I told him before we sell another I wanted one to replace the one we sold. I want this for home.

It is so much fun doing what you do. Do you have fun spending your days? Find something you enjoy and keep doing it.

What a busy week

This week has been wonderfully busy week. I have been spending lots of time in the sewing room and loving it. In the last week I have become another Great Aunt and so had to make her a quilt. Welcome Allison Marie.

This goes into the mail Tuesday.

Then made hubby 2 new t shirts. His are a little worn out.

Then made a T shirt quilt for a couple. I will make a His quilt to go with the Hers. Here is hers.

Then I had to work on my wine bottles for the fair.

WOW! I think I need a diet coke and later on I will have a glass of wine and listen to soothing relaxing music and read a book. Sounds good huh? Really I have to get ready for family day tomorrow, I hope your Labor Day Weekend has been good.

Fun week

I know I’m getting bad at writing these posts, but this week we have been having fun. We bought granddaughter her first “real bike”. We went to a garage sale in the neighborhood and they had one for sale. We bought it and then we had to take a tour of their “treehouse” . Their grandkids designed it and the first floor is built around a tree and when you get in side it has electricity and a little heater for winter, then across a swinging bridge to the Chapel. They even put stained glass windows up the bell tower(we didn’t go too high up for destiny) then a zip line to the ground at the back of the yard.

Chapel
Leaving the Chapel to the first tree house

I would have loved being one of those kids.

Then 2 days later we went to the Kansas City Zoo. Got there as they opened the doors and had a blast. The animals were very active and ready to enjoy the day. Don’t you enjoy seeing things thru kid’s eyes. She was excited to see baby red pandas, baby chimp, and baby giraffes. Destiny had her list of what we had to see and she with Grandpa’s help had a map to find her way to see all. She was able to walk within 5 feet of the kangaroos and was speechless.

Then on to the sheep.

As we walked from the sheep she was rubbing her eyes. Grandpa asked if she was ok and she responded,”I never petted a sheep before and it is making me cry I’m so happy”. We turned around went back and fed them for a while.

Now I am in the sewing room making a 3rd baby quilt for our Great Niece who was born Tues. Life has been great this week and today the best. We are celebrating 47th anniversary and will be getting pizza for dinner. (We eloped and that was the dinner we had at the same pizza place 47 yrs ago). I hope your weeks are as filled with wonder and joy as ours is. We are truely Blessed.

Our little, big town.

Independence, MO is one of those medium size towns in the midwest, but we do boast to 2 items. 1. Is the home of Harry Truman, 33rd President of the US. This is his home which he lived with wife, Bess, and daughter, Margaret. After their deaths, it was left to the Parks Dept and is open for tours. We also have the amazing Truman Presidential Library.

Truman Home

Independence is the starting place for the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon wagon trains. We celebrate this yearly the last weekend in August with a 3 day fair. Yummy food, entertainment, crafts(not as many as in the past) and a carnival. The rest of the photos are of some of our historic sites.

Truman Home
Bingham Waggoneer Estate,
Bingham Wagoneer
Vaile Mansion One of the most haunted Houses
Waterfall Park
Waterfall park

I hope you enjoyed an overview of Independence, Mo.

What is your town like?

JR’s quilt is in the mail.

Finished baby JR’s baby quilt and got it in the mail. The first photo is better as far as the color goes, but the 2nd is it completed.

Now I am working on 2 tshirt quilts. I have most of them cut and am ironing interfacing on them. I hope they turn out well. They are his and hers quilts with just a few minor changes to each. Can’t have them get confused. That part is still in the brain.

We have less than a month till our last craft sale (maybe 2nd to last). I enjoy doing these, because I love visiting with the people who are walking around.

Mary is making some bath salts and scrubs with her Young Living Oils, Alicia was (I hope still) making crocheted dragons, and Ashley and Jim are making some wood signs. Hubby is making military plaques. Me I’m making aprons and quilts for others,

Isn’t he cute?

Hubby’s wood working.

I don’t have any photos of Mary’s items, but will soon. Hope everyone is doing ok and planning on a nice weekend.